Definition of hillstar in English:

hillstar

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Pronunciation: /ˈhɪlstɑː
 
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noun

A hummingbird that typically lives at high altitude, especially in the Andes, and is adapted to the harsher climate there.
  • Family Trochilidae: two genera, in particular Oreotrochilus, and five species
More example sentences
  • On the routes guests see a wide variety of birds including hummingbirds, hillstars and many species of birds of prey.
  • Resident birds such as wedge-tailed hillstars and Cochamba mountain finches seek shelter from the blowing wind.
  • Some like the hillstars of the High Andes nest in small caves from which they hang their nests, some hang theirs from the underside of leaves

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